Lander will add more than $500 million in upgrades and $200 million in repairs to its shipyard and yard, the team announced Thursday.
The additions will include more than 500 new jobs and the hiring of more than 300 full-time staff members, the Predators announced.
“We are excited to add more and better jobs to our organization and we are proud to have the best and most diverse workforce in the league,” Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile said in a statement.
The team’s new head coach, Rick McCurdy, was hired in July to fill the team’s current head coach vacancy.
Lander has made several big upgrades to the facility, which includes adding an 800-seat theatre, renovating the ice surface, and building a new concourse.
The arena opened in April 2017 and has become a destination for hockey fans.
Lager is currently in the midst of renovating its facility to include new, state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and installing more than 1,500 suites for hockey and other events.
The new upgrades will include a new, four-story tower, a new video board, an additional ice surface with improved ventilation, and a new lighting system that will also be installed to improve the rink’s energy efficiency.
Leder will also spend about $60 million in renovations to the team facility and its ice rink and add a new suite and practice facility, Poile added.
The Predators are expected to play a home-and-home series with the Detroit Red Wings this fall.
Lade has a strong track record of building teams that compete in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Western Conference Championship, and the team will likely need some help in that area.
“The Predators are fortunate to have an accomplished team of leaders in our organization, and we look forward to working with Rick and our staff to help bring Lade back to his winning ways,” Poile told the team.